Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

CTSP Helps Advance David Vega’s Career at Arborwell

David Vega, safety training specialist at Arborwell – an accredited, 24-year TCIA member company headquartered in Hayward, California – is in charge of all the company’s formalized field training. That means Vega is the instructor, mentor and coach for the company’s 200 employees across all of Arborwell’s regions, stretching from San Diego to Seattle. He […]

CTSP Takeaway: Engage Your Audience

As a 33-year green-industry veteran, Doug Pistawka is a good example of how there is always something new to learn in the training of tree care workers. After Pistawka earned TCIA’s CTSP (Certified Treecare Safety Professional) credential in March 2018, he brought new insights back to his company, Eversource Energy, a utility company headquartered in […]

Seasonal Worker Training in Mexico

Daniel Aburto Vidana is from Mexico and began working for Bartlett Tree Experts in North Carolina on an H-2B visa in 2005. He started as a ground worker and became a tree climber specialist, crew leader, plant health care specialist, Certified Arborist and CPR instructor. Along the way, and with the help of Bartlett, he […]

Small Companies Benefit from Having a CTSP as Part of Their Workforce Development

Bill Foery founded Black Diamond Tree Service 26 years ago in Southern Vermont, and quickly developed a reputation for safely removing the most hazardous trees around homes. Since he loved skiing and particularly skiing the most difficult trails – black-diamond trails – it was a natural fit to name the company Black Diamond Tree Service, […]

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